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Old 06-10-2013, 06:40 PM   #441
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It is recommended that you do but if it is just a small amount you should be fine. I recommend purchasing the unlimited alignment plan. I know http://discounttirecenters.com/ offers it. I know some Firestone locations do as well. I have this for my E60. Much better to pay $180 once than $100 a pop.
I have a lifetime alignment from Firestone on my 330i. I've had it for just over year and it's easily paid for itself in the savings. You just need to find a Firestone with competent employees, which can be challenging. Every now and then the wrong person will be assigned to align it and I'll get the printout back saying 'car too low, cannot adjust.'
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they won't. My original photos are on 17's
Thnx for the reply! I am just kind of confused because the website says lowers up to 2.8inches.

I only need to lower alittle over 2inches to tuck tire. Is the max lowering of 2.8in wrong on the site? im guessing so
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Bump! Thinking about getting these, great price and the adjustability is nice, since I'm gonna be entering the local spocom event in August. Just a quick question, at maximum ride height how much of a difference is it compared to the stock sport suspension? This is gonna be my daily driver, so I don't want it too low.


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Hey C, I have these on my car right now with the front all the way down and the back maybe 80% down. LMK if you want to check it out or take it for a spin so you can see how it feels. I think you will be impressed for what it is. I had H&R 29484 springs with Koni's and these feel better and lower.
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It is recommended that you do but if it is just a small amount you should be fine. I recommend purchasing the unlimited alignment plan. I know http://discounttirecenters.com/ offers it. I know some Firestone locations do as well. I have this for my E60. Much better to pay $180 once than $100 a pop.
Cool, that would save me a ton of money. Especially if I'm gonna be entering more car shows and such.


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Hey C, I have these on my car right now with the front all the way down and the back maybe 80% down. LMK if you want to check it out or take it for a spin so you can see how it feels. I think you will be impressed for what it is. I had H&R 29484 springs with Koni's and these feel better and lower.
Thanks and uh who is this? Sorry I'm not good with screen names lol


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These coilovers are not meant to "slam" your car. Street Edge was introduced to E46 owners as an alternative to lowering springs or to achieve a sportier ride.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:58 AM   #448
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Thnx for the reply! I am just kind of confused because the website says lowers up to 2.8inches.

I only need to lower alittle over 2inches to tuck tire. Is the max lowering of 2.8in wrong on the site? im guessing so
In the front you can achieve the MAXIMUM of 2.8" of drop in the front. That is not incorrect.
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LOL, yeah I usually only recognize people by their cars, I think I only met you once at the Toys 4 Tots. I have the same screen name on BFC.
Okay, now I remember you haha! I'll PM you
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hey steven..any recent photos of them turned all the way down on 17s?

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hey steven..any recent photos of them turned all the way down on 17s?

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sorry nope, I'm on 18's now
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Got the kit yesterday. New mounts and such should be in middle of next week, hoping to have everything installed and aligned by next weekend, looking forward to it!

And I am on 17's so I will post pics when I am done.
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